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Mollymook, December 2014

In December 2014, we spent two nights in Mollymook, on the NSW South Coast. The motivation for the visit was to eat at Rick Stein's restaurant but, as it is about three hours' drive from Sydney, we decided to stay two nights and have a bit of a look around.
  On the way down, we stopped in Kiama and had a pleasant and leisurely lunch in Seabreeze, a waterfront restaurant. *
  There had been storms overnight, and there was a strong surf. †
  For once, the Kiama Blowhole was working and producing jets of spray. †
  And so to Rick Stein's restaurant at Bannisters, a very upmarket resort. *
  Lynn started with a Sashimi of Tuna, Kingfish, Salmon and Snapper, and said that the fish just melted in her mouth. *
  Nick was less adventurous and had Grilled King Prawns with a Pernod and Olive Oil Dressing. *
  For her main dish, Lynn chose an Indonesian Seafood Curry with Ling, Squid and King Prawns. She enjoyed it, and called for a spoon so as not to waste any of the curry sauce. *
  Nick felt that, as were at Bannisters, he should try the famous Bannisters Fish Pie, which was excellent. *
  For desserts, we both chose simple dishes. Lynn had a selection of three sorbets ... *
  while Nick had peaches and ice cream. *
  The next morning, we took our time getting up, having breakfast and reading the papers, but eventually set out to have a look around. Our first stop was at Wardens Head lighthouse. †
  The waves were not as high as the previous day, but they were still breaking strongly on the reef off Wardens Head. †
  There were some nice views walking along a bush track. †
  And a lizard that, for no apparent reason, climbed to the top of a twig. †
  Then back into town to have lunch in a cafe overlooking Ulladulla harbour. †
  There were pelicans in the water ... †
  and one sitting on top of a pole. *
  There were spectacular flowering gums near the cafe. †
  We finished the afternoon by having a beer at the Mollymook Golf Club, overlooking Mollymook Beach. †


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